Posted on August 8, 2012January 20, 2016 by Ambal BalakrishnanPhoto Essay – Climbing Mt. Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park This is what it really takes to climb any mountain (both the real and the metaphorical). Put one foot in front of another. And, repeat. Off to Yosemite with my favorite hiking shoes. They have taken me on many hikes, including the one to Mt. Whitney. Sunlight glistens as it touches the water in Tenaya Lake. Camping spot in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite There it is. Mt. Cloud's Rest. I am back. From here on, it is just gutsy rock hopping From here on, it is just gutsy rock hopping From here on, it is just gutsy rock hopping Kumar is excited to have made it to the peak. Mt. Half Dome in the background. Done! Bagged Mt. Cloud's Rest! Starting downhill One last picture of Mt. Cloud's Rest. Good bye. I will see you soon. The foot trail was less than 10 feet in some spots. As if that wasn't enough, the window was howling and I felt like it was going to throw me overboard. The drops on the left and right of the rock trail were...let us just say "bad". I am back. I couldn't wait to get rid of the back pack, the shoe, the socks, unload the food stored in the bear-proof containers, hit the road and most importantly try to get cell phone signal to call my friends Revathi and Usha to let them know we are back safely.